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The Meat Puppets

8 years ago by D.X. Ferris
The Meat Puppets' improbable gold album, Too High to Die, has a title both accurate and true. The band's main men are brothers Cris and Curt Kirkwood, who began playing punk in the '70s, turned hardcore in the early '80s and landed a deal with SST Records, which was bankrolled...

The Meat Puppets

12 years ago by Glenn BurnSilver
One of the last vestiges of the 1980s SST era, the Meat Puppets forged an independent punk-based sound that included elements of alternative country and psychedelic rock. Led by brothers Curt and Cris Kirkwood and Derrick Bostrom, the group hit radio pay dirt in 1994 with "Backwater," from Too High...

Meat Puppets at Bluebird Theater

10 years ago by Tom Murphy
Meat Puppets with Shaky HandsSaturday, January 24, 2009Bluebird TheaterBetter Than: Not seeing such a deservedly legendary band.Shaky Hands from Portland, Oregon, opened the show with its own brand of countrified indie rock. There was nothing languid about the performance of this four-piece: Bright, chimy guitars and thick, heady leads locking...

Meat Puppets’ Cris Kirkwood Was Shot in the Back and Imprisoned: Life's Magical

2 years ago by Brett Callwood
It was fourteen years ago when Cris Kirkwood was serving 21 months in prison for striking a security guard at a post office with his own baton.

Bad Weather California to join the Meat Puppets on summer tour

8 years ago by Bree Davies
This morning, we shared the unfortunate news that Bad Weather California won't be performing at this year's Westword Music Showcase. While this is most certainly sad news for us, it's great news for the band, who will instead be joining Meat Puppets for a string of West Coast tour dates...

Curt Kirkwood of Meat Puppets on the band's legacy and his vivid lyrical imagery

8 years ago by Tom Murphy
When Meat Puppets (due tonight at the Bluebird Theater with Bad Weather California and The Black Box Revelation) formed and released its first few records on SST in the early '80s, the Phoenix-based act challenged punk rock conformity with its eclectic blend of countrified psychedelia and what later came to...

New Denver concerts: Fall Out Boy and Paramore, Global Dub Fest, Meat Puppets

5 years ago by Westword Staff
Fall Out Boy and Paramore are set to co-headline Red Rocks on Tuesday, August 12, as part of their Monumentour. Tickets range from $44.75 to $49.75 and go on sale this Saturday, January 18, at 10 a.m. Keep reading to see what other shows are on sale, what songs were...

The Best Concerts in Denver This Week, May 1-4

2 years ago by Westword Staff
Take Note the Concert, featuring Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, OneRepublic, Isaac Slade of the Fray, Todd Park Mohr and more, is Thursday at 1STBANK Center, while Chance the Rapper takes over Red Rocks on Tuesday and Wednesday.

The 21 Best Events in Denver, July 25-31

2 years ago by Westword Staff
Go low, go high and get high at some of the best events in Denver this week, including a visit from former first lady Michelle Obama, an aerial performance that's sure to leave your jaw dropped, and the Mile High Marijuana Showcase. Keep reading — there's more where that came from...

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